Ironically, 78 percent of the medical bankruptcies were filed by people who had health insurance (Himmelstein, Thorne, Warren, & Woolhandler, 2009). Due to the rising costs of healthcare and increased numbers of the uninsured most Americans support the need for healthcare reform; however the reform that is proposed by the government is unfair, too expensive and inadequate to meet the needs of our population. The United States is the largest developed nation in the world that does not guarantee health coverage for its citizens. Among the nations offering guaranteed healthcare coverage or single-payer systems are: Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France and Canada. Among these countries the average spending for healthcare is $4,500 per person while the United States on average spends $7,000 per person.
This will allow Americans to have a “more perfect union”. The reformed health care will relieve the stress and frustration on millions of American nation. In our Recession, a lot of people are losing their job due to cut backs and families are struggling and can’t afford health care. Recent data from the Census Bureau show that "43.4 million people in the United States have no health insurance coverage". Almost eleven million American children are uninsured.
(Ponnuru)This is an issue that no one but the government can let us know what's really going on at the moment, but results are always popping up as misguided quest or funds being lost. Healthcare needs to step up their game because time is really being wasted. Half of the 50 million people in the U.S are currently uninsured. The new healthcare laws were intended to expand health insurance coverage, but one trade association warned that it will end of driving 60 million manufacturing workers out of coverage supplied by their employers over the next decade unless it was fixed before that occurs.(Newton-Small). Companies offered health coverage to their employers but certain laws prevented them from giving some benefits, forcing them into something that is called a one sized fit's all system.
A manager sets the tempo for the employees’ work ethic. Effective leadership from healthcare managers is important to the modern healthcare reform (Kumar, 2013). Leadership engagement in healthcare explains how a problem could affect a healthcare organization. Managers that hold leadership roles must adopt a certain style that can be functional for his or her initial organization to be successful. Performance improvement can be a very serious aspect of leadership engagement (Croxton, 2011).
Obamacare hurts more average Americans than it even aims to benefit. A. Funding from the health sector that now goes to Obamacare cuts back America’s competitive edge on medical research due to the redistribution of funds. B. The wealthy Americans or Americans who already had healthcare now can lose their family doctors, must pay additional taxes, and must obey the act or be fined.
Poor Medical health insurance can end with the aid of many solutions that will be proposed within this research paper. Thus, poor medical health care as mentioned before is a detracted problem that has to end because it is the reason of many peoples’ deaths. There are many reasons for poor medical health care in the United States. As mentioned by Dr. Steve Beller that many healthcare centers’ concentration is on raising the costs of the medicine and treatment rather than the health of the patients (Beller, 2008). Patients cannot afford the medicine or the costs of the health centers; nonetheless, the treatment is very expensive although it does not provide the needed and effective treatment and care to the patient.
The health care system in America is often ridiculed and viewed as miserable in comparison to the health care systems of other nations. The total health care money being spent in the United States alone is reported to reach $4.8 TRILLION dollars in 2021, this is up almost twice as much as what was collected in 2010 at $2.6 TRILLION dollars- and even more from 1970 when it was report at $75 billion. To put this into easier terms for better understanding, it means that 20% of the GDP (gross domestic product) will be from health care spending, 1/5 of the economy in the United States (1). In 2011, 49 million Americans lacked any form of health insurance (government funded or private), while those Americas who did have health care coverage were subject to a 7.2% increase to their costs from 2011 to 2012. These continued increases are causing a lot of Americans to struggle to pay their health care costs, leading to 26% of Americans reporting either a family member or themselves as having problems paying medical bills acquired in the past year and 58% of Americans said they have even stopped or delayed medical care because of the costs (2).
The government needs to step in and act as an equalizer. The idea that someone could go bankrupt from medical bills in the U.S. is disgraceful. Now a look at so... ... middle of paper ... ...cares and needed medical treatments. What happens when your own sibling or relative gets sick and don't have care? Medical bills are highly expensive, and not affordable to pay, so Every individual needs and should have health-care.
A National Health Program is a relief for doctors? Have you ever delayed a doctor’s appointment because you cannot afford it?. According to a survey published on 2009 by The American Journal of Public Health, the lack of an insurance have caused 45,000 deaths a year in The United States. The same Harvard study found that “people without health insurance had a 40 percent higher risk of death than those with private health insurance — as a result of being unable to obtain necessary medical care”. Most of the time people avoid visiting doctors due to economic factors and decide to self-medicate generating that their health get worse, as a result, people might develop mortal diseases and aggravate their economy.
However, about 43% of poor and near poor adults under 65 are uninsured (3). The inequality in healthcare access to Americans is almost as wide as the gap between the rich and the poor. This lack of coverage seriously affects the mental health of almost every American, but particularly affects those with no health care coverage. For these citizens, there is an overwhelming fear of the next illness. It may bring a small bill from their doctor, or could result in a diagnosis that could result astronomical costs.